Build comprehension using these 6 short nonfiction passages about famous inventions created by mistake, each featuring informational text and 4 multiple-choice questions on one page. Paragraph topics include the accidental inventions of the microwave oven, play dough, potato chips, sticky notes, frozen treats on a stick, and hook and loop fasteners. The questions cover a variety of reading skills and are modeled after the types of questions on standardized reading tests. Great way to foster a growth mindset while integrating reading and social studies!
Readability is in the 4th-5th grade range. Please check the preview to help you determine whether or not they would be suitable for your students. 3rd graders can do these with teacher support. You can purchase with confidence, as I have 32 years of experience in preparing upper elementary students for standardized reading testing!
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Here is what you get with this resource:
• Clay for Pay informational text and questions (1 page)
• Deep-fried Funds informational text and questions (1 page)
• Frozen Fortune informational text and questions (1 page)
• Hook and Loot informational text and questions (1 page)
• Quick Cooking Cash informational text and questions (1 page)
• Stick It Rich informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)
• TOU & Credits (1 page)
These passages have fun titles! As an added critical thinking BONUS, have students explain why they think the title of each reading passage was chosen.
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